So the event many Apple fanboys were eagerly awaiting has come and gone, leaving behind some new updates on software and hardware.
While it seems most of the hype from WWDC is over the new iPhone, first here is a quick rundown of what was announced at today's WWDC:
Snow Leopard upgrade
$28 for the upgrade, $49 for a family pack. (Read more at Gizmodo.com)
New Macbook pros
New 15-inch Pro - Starting at $1,699 (price drop from $1,199), has non-removable battery, SD slot
13-inch aluminum Mackbook is now in the pro family, prices start at $1,199.
Macbook Pro specs:
$1,699: 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9400M graphics, 250GB HDD, SD card slot, no ExpressCard
$1,999: 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT graphics, 320GB HDD, SD card slot, no ExpressCard
$2,299: 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT graphics, 500GB HDD, SD card slot, no ExpressCard
17-inch unibody MacBook Pro remains the same specs-wise (it's the only Apple laptop left with an ExpressCard slot), but it's getting a price cut to $2,499.
$1,199: 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9400M graphics, 160GB HDD, SD card slot, no ExpressCard
$1,499: 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9400M graphics, 250GB HDD, SD card slot, no ExpressCard [Source: Engadget.com]
Finally, the product many were waiting for, the new iPhone, known as the iPhone 3GS.
First things first, iPhone 3.0 software will be released. So if you can't upgrade to a 3G S now, at least you will have copy and paste functions, and MMS (coming in summer). The 3.0 upgrade will be available June 17.
Available in stores June 19. Faster iPhone, extended battery life, video recording, improved camera (3 megapixel, autofocus), voice control. Same design as the 3G. 16GB ($199) and new 32GB ($299) models available in white and black, and the iPhone 3G is still available at the price of $99 (8 GB).
For those of you current iPhone 3G owners thinking of upgrading June 19, you may want to take a look at upgrade pricing:
From AT$T (via Gizmodo.com) iPhone 3G S: Device Pricing • iPhone 3G S will cost $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB) for new and qualifying customers.
• If you are not currently eligible for an upgrade but still want iPhone 3G S, early upgrade prices are $399 (16GB) and $499 (32GB)
• No-commitment pricing: $599 (16GB) and $699 (32GB)
iPhone 3G: Device Pricing
• iPhone 3G will cost $99 (8GB) and, while supplies last, $149 (16GB) for new and qualifying customers.
• If you are not currently eligible for an upgrade but still want iPhone 3G, early upgrade prices are $299 (8GB) and, while supplies last, $349 (16GB)
• No-commitment pricing: $499 (8GB) and, while supplies last, $549 (16GB)
Upgrade eligibility varies with each customer, but in general, you will become eligible the longer your tenure in your service agreement. Customers can find out at www.att.com/iPhone or in one of our stores if they are upgrade-eligible.
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